Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Khari Wendell McClelland

Khari Wendell McClelland is an award-winning musician and sought-after facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning.

Originally from Detroit, Khari made his way to Canada over a decade ago and is currently based in Vancouver, BC. Khari’s passion for community service is clear, both in his musical life and in his facilitation work. He balances his time each year performing and working with communities as a facilitator. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally in Africa, Australia, Europe, The United States, and Jamaica.

Recently, Khari received critical acclaim for his Freedom Singer project, recreating the music fugitive slaves carried on their journey north into Canada. He also performs with the beloved gospel group, The Sojourners. Whether on stage or in community, Khari’s passion for equality and justice is palpable, as is his belief in the redemptive power of music

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Events with Khari Wendell McClelland

Together: A Gathering for Facilitators (Vancouver)
March 13 - 15, 2024

Skillful facilitation has the capacity to transform spaces and communities. There is a special kind of power that is felt when people come together in circle, to speak truth, and to practice better ways of being in dialogue. As facilitators, we are often hoping to create events that: Support depth…

Activate Skills: Mobilization Strategy Development
March 28, 2024

What to Expect Activate Skills is a series of 90-minute interactive virtual workshops designed to support digital changemakers to develop strategies, refine technical systems and discover tools for campaigning and organizing. Workshop Details Mobilization Strategy Development with Jose Nunez March 28, 2024 | 12pm PST | 3pm EST This is a…

Activate Skills: Creators: The Next Frontier of Digital Strategy
April 11, 2024

What to Expect Activate Skills is a series of 90-minute interactive virtual workshops designed to support digital changemakers to develop strategies, refine technical systems and discover tools for campaigning and organizing. Workshop Details Creators: The Next Frontier of Digital Strategy with Vidyut Ghuwalewala April 11, 2024 | 12pm PST | 3pm EST…